US pharmaceutical industry association the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America is calling on the US Trade Representative to include strong intellectual property provisions, such as 12-year data protection for follow-on biologics, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Until now, Vietnam has not signed any bilateral or multilateral trade agreements with provisions on labor standards. The TPP may change this.
The TPP negotiations offer both Chile and Peru little in terms of improved market access, as well as risks such as having to make new concessions in sensitive areas like intellectual property and investment.
What the United States is seeking on intellectual property in the transpacific trade talks has been leaked. Some of it looks downright sinister.
The Japanese government will postpone beyond the initial June deadline making final decisions on whether to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and push through social security and tax reforms, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday morning.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is being negotiated behind closed doors in Singapore this week between nine countries, including the US, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.
“Corporate Japan is really pushing, as they know Japan’s failure to enter the TPP would be a further step towards second- or third rate nationhood on the global stage,” said Jesper Koll, head of equity research at JPMorgan & Co. in Tokyo.
Eleven public interest advocacy groups and three law professors have submitted a petition to Anand Grover, the Special Rapporteur for the United Nations on the right to health, to intervene in a new regional trade agreement that will shrink the market for legal generic medecines.
An alleged official document leaked last week showed that the United States is taking the lead in escalating intellectual property rights enforcement in negotiations for a regional trade agreement among countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.
Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Idris stated that Brunei Darussalam has joined several Free Trade Agreements or FTAs, which bring benefits such as the exemption of import tax to relevant countries and threw open opportunities for export markets.
The Japanese government began a series of debates to win public backing for its policy of pursuing freer trade, at a time when concerns are growing that Japan’s possible participation in a Pacific free trade pact may negatively affect the farm sector and other aspects of everyday life. "By joining the TPP, I am afraid that our culture, and even history, may be affected," said one participant.
Prime Minister John Key has warned that New Zealanders may have to swallow some difficult trade-offs as the price of a trade deal encompassing the United States.
This week at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement trade negotiations in Santiago de Chile, civil society stakeholders urged delegates to end the harmful impact of trade agreements on access to medicines, with this letter.
An Asia-Pacific free-trade agreement nine nations are negotiating might not be ready this year as originally expected, Chile’s chief trade negotiator said Thursday.
There has been another leak of the secret documents at the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Santiago this week, this time involving United States’ negotiating text.
As the Philips Morris case shows, any corporation can potentially sue the
Indian government in a bid to block sovereign actions for protecting the
wellbeing of its people.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has set a goal of achieving an expanded Pacific region free trade zone by the end of the year, bringing more nations into the TPP fold.